Archive for the 'What’s New' Category

Monday, August 29th, 2016

HTML for Email

The HTML to use in web pages changed significantly when HTML 4 was introduced in December 1997. This change however only applies to web pages – the HTML expected by many email programs still requires HTML more like that which was used for all web pages before the introduction of HTML 4. Where they do […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Array Methods

I am not really sure why the person who I saw originally asking for help with this question was struggling with an historical answer involving lots of for loops as the question only makes sense in terms of knowing which of the various modern array methods need to be combined together to give the answer. […]

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Active Form Fields

It isn’t actually the active form field we want to have styled differently but many people do refer to the form field that has the focus that way. Here we look at how you can make that field stand out from the rest. Active Form Fields

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Input FieldBorders

Slightly more complex than just changing colours is to style the borders of our form fields. While styling textareas and selects is easy, styling input text fields without affecting checkboxes and radio buttons used to be difficult but isn’t any longer. Input Field Borders

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Styling FormFields

To start off a series of examples on how to style form fields we start with something that has been possible for a long time – setting the text and background colour. The subsequent examples will look at ways of styling other aspects of form fields.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A lot of beginners advertise someone else’s site when asking questions on forums when they don’t want to or are not allowed to specify the actual domain name. Instead of advertising a site that doesn’t belong to them they should instead be using one of the domain names that doesn’t actually belong to anyone because […]

Monday, August 8th, 2016

5 Must Have Tools to Boost Your Work Productivity

This guest article introduces you to five online tools that will help make you more productive. 5 Must Have Tools to Boost Your Work Productivity

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Responsive Layout

In the early days of the web you had a fairly good idea of what size viewport your visitor’s browser would use. Most people had their computer screens set to only one or two different resolutions and the screens were so small that the browser needed to be maximised. Today it is totally different with […]

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

SQL Created and Last Updated Times

Keeping track of when records were added and updated in your database can be done entirely within the database. In fact referencing the fields from your code will break the functionality. SQL Created and Last Updated Times

Monday, August 1st, 2016

CSS Marquee

CSS is now advanced enough to allow you to define simple marquees without needing JavaScript. CSS Marquee

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Proper ProcessingofVariables in PHP

Just about all of the forum questions asked by PHP beginners have no input processing in their script whatsoever. With over half the code that they should have in the script missing, that the part they do have doesn’t quite work properly is the least of their problems. One way of making sure all of […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


Yet another look at this widely misunderstood basic security concept. Tainted